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Nov 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
are more circumspect than those who have never fought. is it a prerequisite? i don't think it is. it's useful to have many people involved and the idea of having civilians an important distinction, even when we elect a general like dwight eisenhower, we elected him as a civilian. you see other countries led by generals, they're autocracies, totalitarian regimes so i'm worried about having an active duty military person. i think our tradition is good that we separate the civilians from the military. >> thank you, sir. >>. [ applause ] >> this will be our last question. >> senator paul, on the subject of holding the current administration accountable? do you think we should pursuit benghazi? and if yes, how much do you think there should be? >> yes. it's my opinion. and this is an opinion that needs to be supported by interviewing those involved. it is my opinion that i cannot believe that a military commander did not send reenforcements. i fully believe that in benghazi, a politician was involved, won't name any names. but i think someone was involved in that decision. there was a lot
Nov 17, 2013 10:00pm EST
if things don't go well. >> is it that or a re-election plan as sometimes referred to for the democrats. >> they're under the mistaken belief that somehow this vote was going to inoculate them if the affordable care act doesn't go well. keep in mind, the things they're talking about now. what people are going to get insurance on the exchanges, that all happened on january 31. this is in a great sense sort of the preseason. and you wouldn't say, well, the cowboys lost their first preseason game and therefore the whole preseason is a disaster. and i think that ultimately the law is going to work or it's not. and that will be the thing that determines the political effect, particularly on democrats. once those plans are in operation. once premiums are stabilizing, going up, going down, many people who have insurance that didn't have insurance, those are the things the practical success of the law that are going to determine if it was a good idea or not. not what happened with the website before things launched for good. >> you anticipated the ebb of the flow of the news cycle. after the tr
Nov 10, 2013 10:05pm EST
it means for 2014. >> unemployment rate still picked up. we don't know all of the data, but it could be down because of what happened in washington. that makes no sense. the self-inflicted wounds don't have to happen. they shouldn't happen again. we should not be injuring ourselves every few month ms. we should be investing in ourselves. we should be building, not tearing things down. rather than refighting the same ole battles again and again and again, we should be fighting to make sure everybody who works hard in america and hard right here in new orleans, they have a chance to get ahead. that's what we should be focussed on. >> that play in 2014. >> i don't think so. everybody knows barack obama is a good speaker. i don't know if he's going to wow us with his rhetoric anymore. there would be realities he has to face. and i think that republicans are poised to win a lot of seats in the midterms. i don't know if it will be enough to take back the senate, it might be. but it has nothing to do with rhetoric, not currently, it has to do with action in obama care. it's entirely possibl
Nov 3, 2013 10:35pm EST
the blunders they have committed. were you making a political point when you were saying those things? >> i don't think i was attempting to make a political point. i think i was trying to describe the environment that i found myself in. i am a pastor first and foremost. i'm not a politician. i am descriptive rather than prescriptive. so what i was describing was phenomena that i saw on both sides of the ilse. i think, for instance, i made a statement, remove the burdens of those who are the collateral damage of this federal shutdown. most of my members were furloughed. i'm aware of the burdens that they have to bear. made a plea for there not to be a delay in death benefits to the grieving families of our fallen warriors. i did that primarily because i have made scores of death notifications to next of kin as a navy chaplain for 27 years and i appreciate the incomprehensible nature of their grief. so i was praying out of past torlksh rather than trying to make a political point. >> did you feel as though you were giving a voice to some of the those people who were furloughed or for military fam
Nov 25, 2013 1:00am EST
as a partner of the united states. that is very, very important, indeed. i don't think that we have ourally opposition short. of examples of where we have advocated a policy to the united states and come through in the end, sometimes not instantly, but sometimes they have come round to our point of view after further so inal deliberations, agree with the trend of your question, which is that we are probably so hung up about the superficial aspects in the relationship that we avoid concentrating on the content, and content is everything, and the relationship has to be in the service of our national interests in the issues we are talking about, whether it is nuclear or irma or the middle east. like to come back to just very briefly the end about this business about the success we have had. more confident, perhaps, and that means sometimes disagreeing with the americans when we have to, but can i just get to the ouril about the role military capability plays in the and therelationship, special relationship is based on a variety of factors, including ability, etc., etc., but to what extent is t
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